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BREAKING NEWS: Canada Announces Increased Work Hours for International Students Starting September 2024

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Canada (IRCC) Minister Marc Miller has announced a policy change regarding off-campus work hours. Effective September, international students will be permitted to work up to 24 hours per week, an increase from the current 20-hour limit.

This decision comes as a response to both the ongoing labor shortages and the evolving needs of international students amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially introduced as a temporary measure during the pandemic, the waiver on work hour restrictions is scheduled to expire tomorrow.

Flexible Work Opportunities During Academic Breaks

It's essential to highlight that while the work hour limit will revert to 20 hours per week until September, there will be no restrictions on work hours during school breaks, including summer and winter holidays. This additional flexibility during academic breaks offers international students the opportunity to further supplement their income without compromising their studies.

What Next?

As Canada continues to welcome students from around the world, these measures aim to ensure a sustainable and supportive environment for both international students and host communities. 

If you're still thinking about studying in Canada, starting the application process early is crucial. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our Consultants to discuss your options and develop a personalized strategy for your Canadian study aspirations.


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